Spring concert of the Flute Ensemble scheduled for May 15

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The Hot Springs Flute Ensemble’s spring concert will include guest artists Carlos Feller, flute, and Mary Chung, piano, both faculty members of Ouachita Baptist University.

The concert will be at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 15 at Fellowship Hall, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3829 Central Ave. Free entry; donations will be accepted.

Feller is also the principal conductor of the flute ensemble. Feller and Chung will perform two selections that fall within the theme of the concert “Folk Music from Around the World”, “La Campanella” by Nicolo Paganini, arranged by Denis Bouriakov, and “Poema VI” by Marlos Nobre.

Selections from the Flute Choir Ensemble include “Una Fiesta de Canciones Folkloricas”, arranged by Ricky Lombardo, and “Eight Folk Songs“, arranged by Cecilia McDowell from England, Holland, Norway, Germany, Finland, France, Belgium and America, “The Spanish Love Song”, arranged by Ann Pearce, “Yorkshire Ballad”, by James Barnes, and arrangements by Phyllis Louke of music from Japan, China, Australia , Jamaica, Bahamas, Peru, Uruguay, Mexico, Canada and the United States.

Performers will include Jackie Flowers and Donna Toler on piccolos. Toler also uses the C flute, along with Deonne Carson, Robin Williams, Theresa Satz, Debbie Reed, Janis Hopper, Cheryl Goslee, Zephr Smith, Candace Hill and Laurelin Story. The alto flutists are Sara Ferril, Ann Smedley, Leah Kuhn Venable and William Lawson. The bass flutists are Flowers, Ronald Johnson and Rhonda Hall. The double bass flautists are Cheryl Roorda and Sarah-Marie Linneman.

The ensemble will be celebrating their 40th anniversary gala concert in May 2023. In order to raise funds for the event, the members have produced a special 2023 “Flute Lovers” calendar which will be available during the concert on May 15. Visit the set’s Facebook page or http://www. hotspringsflutes.com for more information.

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